What does a son buy for the mother who seemingly has it all? What does one send to the mom who has a voracious appetite for chocolate and fruit? What edible gift basket satisfies the mom with discerning taste? From how to make a Mother’s Day basket to the best edible gifts online, we’ve compiled all one needs to know about sending Mom a Mother’s Day Gift basket this year.
How to Make a Mother’s Day Basket
As you know, there are two approaches to making a Mother’s Day Basket, carved fruit and whole fruit. While the carved fruit basket is a show of creativity, the fruit generally has a short life. If you’d like the gift to last longer than a few days then you’ll want to consider a Mother’s Day basket that contains whole fruit. Consider the following tips on how to make a Mother’s Day basket the easy way:
- The container is the foundation of any memorable edible gift basket idea. So choose an extraordinary looking container for the basket. Think outside the box, or basket in this case, instead of using the conventional wicker basket, opt for a cowboy hat, a stylish satchel or a container which can serve some other purpose. This way mom is left with more than an empty basket after she’s consumed its contents.
- Next, add the filler, which will prevent the fruit from becoming bruised. Straw, shredded paper and bubble wrap are just a few types of filler that can be used to line the gift basket.
- Once you have your container, shop for fresh fruit. The freshest pear and apple exudes a moderate luster and is free of any blemishes. Choose oranges in which the aroma is faint and the peel is orangey and free of any dents or bruises.
Over the Top Edible Gift Baskets for Mother’s Day
For the mother who has a chocolate addiction, the Chocolate Covered Company offers free delivery with its Belgian chocolate dipped strawberries, which come in single, double and triple dippings. (Half a dozen $54.95 – 1 dozen for $69.95)
Edible Arrangement’s Simply Daisies® gift basket overflows with an abundance of fresh pineapples, carved to resemble daisies, a cantaloupe ball at the center of each flower and grapes arranged on a wood spear. A ceramic basket serves as a keepsake with this gift basket idea. (Available in two sizes: small $52 and large $62.)
Top Edible Gift Basket Ideas under $40
At the Chocolate Covered Company, the “multi chocolate lover’s caramel apple” consists of a granny smith apple buried under a layer of caramel, dark, white and milk chocolate. For an extra $3.00, the edible gift basket can be decorated in an elegant gold foil stamp, wishing Mom a Happy Mother’s Day.
Edible Arrangements’ upped the ante on its classic chocolate dipped strawberries. The Confetti Chocolate arrive dipped in gourmet semisweet chocolate and then dipped in sprinkles of bright and yummy confetti. This Mother’s Day gift basket is available for delivery from certain brick and mortar locations.